Cisco Nexus 1000V Installation and Upgrade Guide, Release 4.2(1)SV1(5.1)
Upgrading a Standalone VSM
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Upgrading a Standalone VSM

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Upgrading a Standalone VSM

Upgrading a System with a Standalone VSM

Upgrading a System with a Single VSM


Upgrading a Standalone VSM


The following chapter describes how to upgrade a standalone VSM.

This chapter contains the following section:

Upgrading a System with a Standalone VSM

Upgrading a System with a Standalone VSM


Note This procedure is applicable only if the VSM is in standalone mode. This procedure does not work if the VSM is primary or secondary and the standby is shut down.


This section describes how to upgrade a Cisco Nexus 1000V standalone VSM.

The best practice for deployment of VSMs is in an HA pair in a production environment. The VSM standalone redundancy role can be used in a test or demo environment, but we recommend that you deploy VSMs in an HA pair in such environments.

Upgrading a System with a Single VSM

PROCEDURE


Step 1 Log in to the VSM on the console.

Step 2 Log in to Cisco.com to access the links provided in this document. To log in to Cisco.com, go to the URL http://www.cisco.com/ and click Log In at the top of the page. Enter your Cisco username and password.


Note Unregistered Cisco.com users cannot access the links provided in this document.


Step 3 Access the Software Download Center by using this URL: http://www.cisco.com/public/sw-center/index.shtml

Step 4 Navigate to the download site for your switch.

You see links to the download images for your switch.

Step 5 Select and download the Cisco Nexus 1000V zip file and extract the kickstart and system software files to a server.

Step 6 Ensure that the required space is available for the image files to be copied.

switch# dir bootflash:
.
.
.
Usage for bootflash://
  485830656 bytes used
 1109045248 bytes free 
 1594875904 bytes total

Tip We recommend that you have the kickstart and system image files for at least one previous release of the Cisco Nexus 1000V software on the system to use if the new image files do not load successfully.


Step 7 Delete unnecessary files to make space available if you need more space on the VSM bootflash,

Step 8 If you plan to install the images from the bootflash:, copy the Cisco Nexus 1000V kickstart and system images to the active VSM bootflash using a transfer protocol. You can use ftp:, tftp:, scp:, or sftp:. The examples in this procedure use scp:.


Note When you download an image file, change to your FTP environment IP address or DNS name and the path where the files are located.


switch# copy 
scp://user@scpserver.cisco.com//downloads/nexus-1000v-kickstart-4.2.1.SV1.5.1.bin
bootflash:nexus-1000v-kickstart-4.2.1.SV1.5.1.bin
switch# copy scp://user@scpserver.cisco.com//downloads/nexus-10000v-4.2.1.SV1.5.1.bin
bootflash:nexus-1000v-4.2.1.SV1.5.1.bin
 
   

Step 9 Read the release notes for the related image file. See the Cisco Nexus 1000V Release Notes, Release 4.2(1)SV1(5.1).

Step 10 Determine the VSM status.

switch# show system redundancy status 
Redundancy role
---------------
      administrative:   standalone
         operational:   standalone
 
   
Redundancy mode
---------------
      administrative:   HA
         operational:   None
 
   
This supervisor (sup-1)
-----------------------
    Redundancy state:   Active
    Supervisor state:   Active
      Internal state:   Active with no standby                  
 
   
Other supervisor (sup-2)
------------------------
    Redundancy state:   Not present
 
   

Step 11 Save the running configuration to the start configuration.

switch# copy running-config startup-config 
 
   

Step 12 Update the boot variables and module images on the VSM.

switch# install all kickstart bootflash:nexus-1000v-kickstart-4.2.1.SV1.5.1.bin system 
bootflash:nexus-1000v-4.2.1.SV1.5.1.bin 
 
   
Verifying image bootflash:/nexus-1000v-kickstart-4.2.1.SV1.5.1.bin for boot variable 
"kickstart".
[####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
 
   
Verifying image bootflash:/nexus-1000v-4.2.1.SV1.5.1.bin for boot variable "system".
[####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
 
   
Verifying image type.
[####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
 
   
Extracting "system" version from image bootflash:/nexus-1000v-4.2.1.SV1.5.1.bin.
[####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
 
   
Extracting "kickstart" version from image 
bootflash:/nexus-1000v-kickstart-4.2.1.SV1.5.1.bin.
[####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
 
   
Notifying services about system upgrade.
[####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
 
   
 
   
 
   
Compatibility check is done:
Module  bootable          Impact  Install-type  Reason
------  --------  --------------  ------------  ------
     1       yes      disruptive         reset  Reset due to single supervisor
 
   
 
   
 
   
Images will be upgraded according to following table:
Module       Image         Running-Version             New-Version  Upg-Required
------  ----------  ----------------------  ----------------------  ------------
     1      system            4.2(1)SV1(4)           4.2(1)SV1(5.1)           yes
     1   kickstart            4.2(1)SV1(4)           4.2(1)SV1(5.1)           yes
 
   
 
   
Module         Running-Version                                         ESX Version       
VSM Compatibility       ESX Compatibility
------  ----------------------  ----------------------------------------------------  
----------------------  ----------------------
     3            4.2(1)SV1(4)         VMware ESXi 4.0.0 Releasebuild-208167 (1.9)              
COMPATIBLE              COMPATIBLE
 
   
Switch will be reloaded for disruptive upgrade.
Do you want to continue with the installation (y/n)?  [n]
 
   

Step 13 Continue with the installation by pressing Y.


Note If you press N, the installation exits gracefully.


Install is in progress, please wait.
 
   
Setting boot variables.
[####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
 
   
Performing configuration copy.
[####################] 100% -- SUCCESS
 
   
Finishing the upgrade, switch will reboot in 10 seconds.
 
   

Step 14 After the switch completes the reload operation, log in and verify that the switch is running the required software version.

switch# show version
Cisco Nexus Operating System (NX-OS) Software
TAC support: http://www.cisco.com/tac
Copyright (c) 2002-2011, Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.
The copyrights to certain works contained herein are owned by
other third parties and are used and distributed under license.
Some parts of this software are covered under the GNU Public
License. A copy of the license is available at
http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html.
 
   
Software
  loader:    version unavailable [last: loader version not available]
  kickstart: version 4.2(1)SV1(5.1)
  system:    version 4.2(1)SV1(5.1)
  kickstart image file is: bootflash:/nexus-1000v-kickstart-4.2.1.SV1.5.1.bin
  kickstart compile time:  3/27/2011 14:00:00 [03/27/2011 22:26:45]
  system image file is:    bootflash:/nexus-1000v-4.2.1.SV1.5.1.bin
  system compile time:     3/27/2011 14:00:00 [03/28/2011 00:56:08]
 
   
 
   
Hardware
  cisco Nexus 1000V Chassis ("Virtual Supervisor Module")
  Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU         with 2075740 kB of memory.
  Processor Board ID T5056B050BB
 
   
  Device name: BL1-VSM
  bootflash:    3122988 kB
 
   
Kernel uptime is 0 day(s), 0 hour(s), 6 minute(s), 23 second(s)
 
   
 
   
plugin
  Core Plugin, Ethernet Plugin, Virtualization Plugin
...
 
   

Step 15 Continue to the "Upgrading the VEMs from Release 4.2(1)SV1(4), 4.2(1)SV1(4a), or 4.2(1)SV1(4b) to Release 4.2(1)SV1(5.1)" section.